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Temple Music Preparatory Division


Temple Music Prep provides high quality, non-credit music and dance instruction, and related activities to the Philadelphia Community on behalf of the Boyer College of Music and Dance, and Temple University at-large.

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PMAY

THE PMAY ARTISTS INITIATIVE...

supports 5th-12th graders from underrepresented communities and low-income households to pursue their dream of becoming a professional classical musician. The PMAY Artists’ Initiative will offer students financial support to make lessons, music classes, youth orchestra participation, and summer music camps affordable. Students will be able to attend free college and career preparation workshops, and PMAY teachers and staff will work with each family to make sure each musician has a strong planto be accepted into a music conservatory, college or university music school majoring in music.

It is meant to address a major issue in American classical music. Less than 5% of musicians in professional American orchestras are African American or Latino, and the numbers of South Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives are similarly low. Yet the cities that support these orchestras are racially and ethnically diverse places. The PMAY Artists’ Initiative will eventually change the face of classical music.

While each PMAY Artist’s plan for study will be different, the estimated value of what each PMAY Artist will receive in financial support is in the thousands of dollars annually.

THE PMAY ARTISTS’ INITIATIVE...

is designed for serious music students who have a high musical aptitude and the motivation to pursue a professional music career on a standard orchestral instrument.

Eligible instruments include:

This program is openonly to orchestral instrumentalists.Applications for piano, saxophone, guitar and voice students will not be accepted.

The PMAY Artists' Initiative is a collaboration among ten Philadelphia organizations that believe in providing access to music education for all students. PMAY Artists may work closely with one of many of these organizations and their programs, based on the individual needs and goals of the Artists.

THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION...

endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, it supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work.

PMAY Partner Organizations

MUSICOPIA

PHILADELPHIA SINFONIA

PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

PLAY ON, PHILLY!

PROJECT 440

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

SETTLEMENT MUSIC SCHOOL

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY MUSIC PREPARATORY DIVISION

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA (ALL-CITY FELLOWSHIP)

THE PRIMAVERA FUND